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Berlin bucket list

It’s the beginning of a new year, so it’s about time for some new plans! I’ve decided that this year I’d make a bucket list for myself, filled with things I’ve always wanted to do in Berlin but for one reason or another, never did. Quite curious how far I’ll come during the next twelve months… 


ο 1. Visit Hamburger Bahnhof
This museum is on my visit-list for about 2,5 years but I never got around to it. Ridiculous and that really needs to change. So hereby, an official reminder to go!
ο 2. Have dinner at La Soupe Populaire
After we had dinner at Tim Raue for my birthday, I really really long for a date at La Soupe Populaire. It might be a bit tricky to get it done next year, seeing as they open again in December 2017, but we’ll see if we can make it work.
ο 3. Ride the Berliner Mauerweg
A couple of my friends already finished this tour and since last summer it started to itch to do the same. Hopefully we can get started during the upcoming spring and finish it in a couple of sunny afternoons.
ο 4. Ride a scooter through Berlin
To be honest: we already did it once (is this cheating?) but it was so much fun that I can’t wait to do it again!

ο 5. Visit the Spreepark
Even when we didn’t live in Berlin quite yet, I’ve been wanting to do this but for some reason still haven’t. Next spring they host new tours and I really want to join one!
ο 6. Olympic Village
The Berlin Olympic Village still holds something mystical, I can’t really tell you why but I hope that will change somewhere this year,
ο 7. Have dinner at Café Pförtner in Wedding
It might be not be a gastronomical highlight of this city but where else can you have dinner in an old, vintage bus?
ο 8. Go dancing in some, for me, new clubs
Sisyphos, Wilden Renate, Griessmühle, Chalet and the list goes on and on. There are a lot of clubs I will probably never go, and that’s fine, but this summer I want to change that a little bit, visit some more things outside of my comfort zone and go dancing until the sun comes up.

ο 9. Visit the Pfaueninsel
Having a picknick and wander through an island filled with peacocks, sounds like an awesome way to spend a Sunday right?
ο 10. Eat oysters in KaDeWe’s foodcourt
There is nothing romantic about it but I love oysters and the foodcourt on the top floor of KaDeWe is supposed to be legendary. Two birds, one stone.
ο 11. Watch – at least – three movies in an OpenAir Cinema 
Because just one time is too easy: watch three movies in three different open air cinemas!
ο 12. See the seasons change on top of the Siegesaule
I’ve been wanting to do this every year when autumn falls but never got around to it. This upcoming autumn that needs to change.

ο 13. Eat Thai food in Thai Park
During the summer months you can get amazingly good Thai food in the Thai Park in Wilmersdorf. At least, supposedly, I’ve never been but this year I definitely will.
ο 14. Go on – at least – three new Abandoned Adventures
It seems to be the magic number but in this case it’s mostly because I can’t choose between all the different options so just go for at least three! And among those it would be amazing to go back to Chemiewerk Rudersdorf.
ο 15. Have dinner at Horváth
Horváth is another restaurant with two Michelin Stars and well, let’s just continue the journey that we started with our visit to Tim Raue.
ο 16. Pedalo / Waterbike 
Perfect for the warm summer days

I’ll try to keep up with this list as if it’s my lifelong goal to finish it. Or at least my goal for the upcoming twelve months. Will keep you updated along the way!

Do you have a bucket list for the new year?

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Comments (12)

  1. Wat een goede idee dit zeg! Ik heb ook nog veel dingen die ik wil doen in Amsterdam, misschien moet ik die ook maar eens op een bucketlist zetten. Ik wil trouwens ook alles op die van jouw in Berlijn doen, kan ik met je mee? ;) X

    1. Jaaa doen! Ben heel benieuwd naar jouw Amsterdam-lijstje!
      En samen iets van mijn Berlijn-lijst doen, lijkt me een heeeel goed plan! Maken we onze eigen bucketlist voor jouw bezoek aan Berlijn!

  2. Ik moet sowieso dit jaar weer naar Berlijn. 2016 ben ik er uiteindelijk helemaal niet geweest, en dat is de afgelopen vijf jaar eigenlijk nooit gebeurd. Gelukkig heb ik er een goede vriend wonen, dus altijd een goed excuus om naar Berlijn te gaan. Het olympisch stadion is zeker mooi, vooral in de zomer.

  3. Geen bucketlist hier, hoewel… er staat wel een bucketlist-reis op de agenda deze zomer! Ik ga vier weken naar Nieuw-Zeeland dus daar komt wel een lijstje voor :D Verder komen er wellicht nog wat stedentripjes aan, ik hoop Berlijn na afgelopen zomer nu een keer wat langer te bezoeken.

  4. Hey Eva,

    If you are looking for company on those activities I will be happy to come along ;) Except some points of the list, I need to discover these as well. cheers, Julie

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